Endorsed under the Sports Education Programme by Singapore Sports Council.
The SAF Yacht Club’s Get Kids Afloat Programme is an introductory sailing course for children and youth between ages 7 to 15. It is a 4-day introductory sailing course conducted during the school holidays. Besides having fun in learning to sail, participants also get to make many new friends. Sailing is a thinking sport that instills confidence, hones decision making skills and trains the child’s agility. Many of the Club’s sailors received their head start in sailing through the GKA programme and gone on to pursue their passion in sailing whilst carving sterling achievements in both the local and international arenas.
The course syllabus includes theory and practical lessons related to rigging of crafts, parts of a craft, points of sail, capsize drill and more. Crafts used are Optimist, Topper and Laser Pico determined by the size of the participants. Parents are encouraged to attend a short briefing on Tuesday morning at 9.30am to obtain an overview of the course and to enjoy a complimentary powerboat ride on Fridays at 2pm to view their precious ones sailing on water.
Venue: SAF Yacht Club (43 Admiralty Road West, Singapore 759962)
Duration: 4 days,
Time: 9.30am – 5.30pm daily
Age: 7 – 15 years
Sail Craft: Optimist/ Topper/ Pico
Fees: SAF Yacht Club Members – $100.00, Public – $299.00, Foreigners – $321.00
**Prerequisites: Aged 7-15 years old, Able to swim at least 50m with the aid of a life vest
(Inclusive of 7% GST, all sailing equipment such as craft and life jacket, a certificate of participation, a souvenir T-shirt & 1 year Training Access Pass to SAF Yacht Club)
Course Dates for 2018
13 – 16 March 2018
5 – 8 June 2018, 11 – 14 June 2018, 19 – 22 June 2018
4 – 7 September 2018
20 – 23 November 2018, 27 – 30 November 2018
4 – 7 December 2018, 11 – 14 December 2018
To register for this course, click the links below:
For schools who are interested to participate, please contact Wee Chin at 63865502 for more information.